#16 The Number of Chastisement
Posted: Friday, June 23rd, 2017Print
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“‘It is a good land which the Lord our God is about to give us.’ Yet you were not willing to go up, but rebelled against the command of the Lord your God…”
Deuteronomy 1:25b-26 NASB
For 40 years Israel – as a matter of willfulness – would not go in to the Promised Land. What was a journey of a few days, took 40 years and most of them died in the wilderness.
Forty is the number of chastisement, trial, and testing, but not judgment or punishment. Forty is the product of 5 and 8. Grace is 5 and renewal is 8.1 Forty is not about God’s enemies but rather His covenant people. It is the chastisement of His children.
1 Number in Scripture: Its Supernatural Design and Spiritual Significance by E. W. Bullinger.